Friday, May 31, 2013

Thanks a Bunch! - June SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to another month of Stamp of the Month inspiration!  If you have arrived here from Adeline Brill's blog, or if you are just starting out, you are in the right place. This month we are featuring A Flowering Bunch, a set of 10 stamps suitable for any number of stamping techniques. When you're done checking out my ideas, be sure to hop ahead to Shirley Ross' blog for more.

I have lots of ideas spinning in my head for this stamp set, but as usual not enough time, so I limited myself to two of them for now.

The first card is made by embossing with white on black cardstock. Traditionally, you then color on top of the embossing with colored pencils.  I chose to go a different route and used our alcohol markers. (WARNING: using alcohol markers with this technique can damage the markers - the embossing powder transfers to the marker tips and dries in them, damaging them. So, if you choose to use this technique, you must work quickly and with a very light touch.  If you are unsure at all, just use the more traditional colored pencils.)

The individual flowers are popped up with 3-D foam adhesive, and I used the lightest green in the Blue & Green Epoxy Bubbles package.

For my second card, I used Claire papers.  I stamped the flower garden stamp multiple times on the lattice-look paper using Topiary ink, to create a border.  I then used alcohol markers to color in portions of the flowers.  I stamped the sentiment in Blush ink and matted it on Sunset cardstock.

Here's a list of supplies used on each card, all available from Close To My Heart.

Card 1:
  • A Flowering Bunch, stamp of the month
  • White card base, A2
  • Exclusive Inks stamp pad, White Daisy
  • Embossing Powder, White
  • Alcohol Markers
  • Black & White cardstock
  • Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles
 Card 2:
  •  A Flowering Bunch, stamp of the month
  • Colonial White card base, A2
  • Exclusive Inks stamp pads, Topiary & Blush
  • Alcohol Markers
  • Claire paper pack
  • Silver Shimmer Tape
I hope you enjoyed my cards today! I'd love to hear your comments. Now, let's head over to Shirley Ross' blog and see what ideas she has for us this month.


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